The Oscars 2018: How the night of glitz and glamour unfolded.

The 90th Academy Awards rewarded a surreal love story, a Chilean drama, the portrayal of a violent cop and more. After a year in Hollywood marked by the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up, this year’s Academy Awards were dominated by calls for more diversity and inclusivity for women, people of color, immigrants and minorities….The Oscars 2018, Ladies and Gentlemen!

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Heading into the night hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led the field with 13 nominations, and it ended up winning four Oscars, including major categories Best Picture and Directing, as well as Production Design and Original Score.

The other big winners of the night were Jordan Peele, who won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out; Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, Best Actress and Supporting Actor (respectively) for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; James Ivory, who won Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name; Gary Oldman, who won Best Actor for The Darkest Hour; and Allison Janney, for Best Supporting Actress for I,Tonya.

This year’s Oscar race was marked by a wide-open Best Picture race. And as evidenced by the variety in winners in those major awards, there was no sweep. Del Toro’s The Shape of Water won Best Picture but didn’t win in any of the acting categories, nor did it win Original Screenplay.

Here’s the full list of winners from Sunday night:

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”

“Shape of water” team

Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”.

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water”.

Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”.

Best Actor: Gary Oldman, for “Darkest Hour”

Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”.

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, for “I, Tonya”.

Original Screenplay: “Get Out”

Jordan Peele’s accepting award for “Get Out” for original screenplay.

Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name”

A still from “Call Me by Your Name”.

Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”.

Best Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”

Animated Feature: “Coco”.

A still from best Animated Feature: “Coco”.

Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”

Best Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049”

Film Editing: “Dunkirk”.

A scene from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Animated Short: “Dear Basketball”.

Kobe Bryant for Animated Short: “Dear Basketball”

Live Action Short: “The Silent Child”.

Live Action Short: “The Silent Child”

Documentary Short: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

Documentary Short: “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”.

Best Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”

Production Design: “The Shape of Water”.

Production Design: “The Shape of Water”

Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049”.

Documentary Feature: “Icarus”.

Documentary Feature: “Icarus”

Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”.

Costume Design: “Phantom Thread”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Darkest Hour”.

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”


 That’s all folks….until next year….See you at the movies!


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